Faith, Rejection, and Mission: Journey with Jesus

Sunday 7th June 2024

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am. 

Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

We are also live streaming of our services.  The service can be seen each Sunday morning commencing at 10.15am.  Here is the link to our YouTube channel to access the live streaming:

Mark 6:1-13 / Faith, Rejection, and Mission: Journey with Jesus

In Mark 6:1-13, the narrative begins with Jesus returning to His hometown of Nazareth, accompanied by His disciples. Despite His growing reputation as a teacher and miracle worker, Jesus faces skepticism and rejection from the people who knew Him as a carpenter, the son of Mary. They are astonished by His wisdom and miracles but are unable to reconcile this with their familiarity with His humble origins. Jesus observes that a prophet is not without honour except in his hometown, among relatives, and in his own house, highlighting the challenge of acceptance from those closest to us. Due to their lack of faith, Jesus performs only a few healings there.

Following this, Jesus commissions the Twelve Disciples, sending them out in pairs to extend His ministry. He instructs them to take nothing for their journey except a staff, emphasising reliance on God’s provision. They are to stay in homes where they are welcomed and shake off the dust from places that do not receive them as a testimony against those towns. The disciples go forth, preaching repentance, casting out demons, and healing the sick with anointing oil, demonstrating the power and authority given to them by Jesus. This passage underscores themes of faith and rejection, the challenges faced in one’s familiar environment, and the importance of trusting in God’s provision and authority when embarking on a mission.  IL-WOONG.

Our Mission is to
Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.